— Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton British Army general 1853 - 1947
„Now you are finally with me, you are safe now.“
Greeting 300 of his women workers he had saved from Auschwitz, on their return to his factory, as quoted in "Schindler : Why did he do it?" (2010) by Louis Bülow
Context: Now you are finally with me, you are safe now. Don't be afraid of anything. You don't have to worry anymore.
„Now Tom was - the hell with that, he said to himself. It is something that happens to everybody. I should know about that by now. It is the only thing that is really final, though.
How do you know that? he asked himself. Going away can be final. Walking out the door can be final. Any form of real betrayal can be final. Dishonesty can be final. Selling out is final. But you are just talking now. Death is what is really final.“
Pt. 3: At Sea, Section 19
Islands in the Stream (1970)
„Now we come to forgiveness. Don’t worry about forgiving me right now. There are more important things. For instance: keep the others safe, if they are safe. Don’t let them suffer too much.“
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Source: The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Chapter 30 (pp. 194-195)
Context: (She is reciting the Lord’s prayer) Now we come to forgiveness. Don’t worry about forgiving me right now. There are more important things. For instance: keep the others safe, if they are safe. Don’t let them suffer too much. If they have to die, let it be fast. You might even provide a Heaven for them. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves.
Conrad didn’t let me off the hook that easy. He said, “What now with you and Jeremiah or with you and me?“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Source: It's Not Summer Without You
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
"You Have Loved Enough"
Ten New Songs (2001)
— Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952
Source: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
— Bob Beatty American-football player (1955-) 1955
What Beatty reportedly tells his players at the beginning of the training period.
„Could you look me in the eye? And tell me that you're happy now? Would you tell it to my face? Or have I been erased? Are you happy now?“
— Michelle Branch American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1983
"Are You Happy Now?"
2000s, Hotel Paper (2003)
Context: Now, don't just walk away. Pretending everything's okay, and you don't care about me. And I know there's just no use, when all your lies become your truths and I don't care. Could you look me in the eye? And tell me that you're happy now? Would you tell it to my face? Or have I been erased? Are you happy now? Are you happy now?
„How do you like me now?
How do you like me now,
Now that I'm on my way?
Do you still think I'm crazy,
Standin here today?
I couldn't make you love me.
But I always dreamed about living in your radio.
How do you like me now?“
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
How Do You Like Me Now?!, written with Chuck Cannon
Song lyrics, How Do You Like Me Now?! (1999)
„Now that I've met you and spoken to you and felt you and tasted you, I'm done. That's it. You're the end for me.“
— Christine Warren American writer
Source: Born to Be Wild
„There’s a thing the children say.
—What do the children say?
—They say: Will you always love me?
—Will you always remember me?
—Will you remember me a year from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me two years from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me five years from now?
—Yes, I will.
— Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989
“Great Days”, conclusion.
Great Days (1979)
— Scott Westerfeld American science fiction writer 1963
— Karen Marie Moning author 1964